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""  Be a part of Bondi Festival 2020
Mon, 18 May 2020

Media release: Expressions of interest are now open for local businesses to partner with Waverley Council and Bondi & Districts Chamber of Commerce on the newly reimagined Bondi Festival in October 2020.

""  Managed access at Waverley’s beaches
Fri, 15 May 2020

Media release: In line with the latest Public Health Orders, there is now managed access at Waverley’s beaches for a range of activities including walking, running, sunbathing, swimming and surfing. Our ocean pools are also now open for a maximum of 10 persons at any one time.

""  Update on Waverley's outdoor public spaces
Thu, 14 May 2020

Media release: Waverley’s ocean pools, playgrounds, outdoor gyms and sporting courts will be open from tomorrow, Friday 15 May.

""  Help shape Waverley’s cultural vision
Thu, 14 May 2020

Media release: Waverley Council’s draft Cultural Plan is now open for public exhibition. The Plan is our vision for activation, participation and innovation for arts and culture in Waverley.

""  Have Your Say about our School Holiday Program
Mon, 11 May 2020

Waverley Council would like to hear from you about our Autumn School Holiday program.

""  A message from the Mayor on flattening the curve
Thu, 07 May 2020

As Australians prepare for the Prime Minister Scott Morrison to tomorrow announce how Australia might further loosen COVID-19 restrictions, I urge the community to continue to observe all current restrictions in place.

""  Have Your Say about the Bronte Surf Lifesaving Club building project
Thu, 07 May 2020

Media release: Waverley Council is inviting the community to provide its feedback about the proposed design for the new Bronte SLSC and community facilities building.

""  Swim & Go measures
Fri, 01 May 2020

Given the responsible conduct of swimmers and surf craft users over the past few days, water access is likely to be available for periods over the weekend.

""  Waverley Council signs historic climate change declaration
Thu, 30 Apr 2020

Media release: Waverley Council has signed the Safe Climate Declaration to actively reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and further prepare for the impacts of climate change.

""  A message from the Mayor
Tue, 28 Apr 2020

I would like to congratulate the Waverley community for embracing our strict ‘Swim & Go’ and ‘Surf & Go’ measures at our beaches.

""  A message from the Mayor about our beaches
Mon, 27 Apr 2020

As Waverley Council prepares to provide access to the water at our beaches from tomorrow for the sole purpose of exercising, Mayor Paula Masselos reminds the community about our strict 'Swim & Go' and 'Surf & Go' measures.

" "  Waverley Council partners with the Bondi & Districts Chamber of Commerce to launch Keep It Local campaign
Fri, 24 Apr 2020

As part of Waverley Council’s $1 million per month business relief package aimed at supporting small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, Council has partnered with the Bondi & Districts Chamber of Commerce to launch a Keep It Local initiative, aimed at rallying the community behind our beloved small businesses.

""  Sculpture by the Sea to remain in Bondi
Fri, 24 Apr 2020

Media release: Waverley Council is pleased to announce that Sculpture by Sea has signed a license agreement with the Council to remain in Bondi.

""  Waverley Council announces ‘Swim & Go’ and ‘Surf & Go’ measures at Bondi and Bronte beaches
Wed, 22 Apr 2020

Media release: Following discussions on Monday 20 April with the Minister for Health and Medical Research, Brad Hazzard, the Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, today announced strict new ‘Swim & Go’ and ‘Surf & Go’ measures at Bondi and Bronte beaches and ‘Surf & Go’ at Tamarama Beach.

""  Message from the Mayor
Sat, 18 Apr 2020

It has been reported that Council is working on a proposal to reopen its beaches. I strongly reiterate that this is not the case.

""  A message from the Mayor
Tue, 14 Apr 2020

I’d like to thank everyone who stayed at home over the long weekend and maintained social distancing when exercising in our public places.

" "  Explore Waverley
Thu, 09 Apr 2020

News item: With many of us keen to stay physically and mentally fit right now, outdoor exercising can also be a great opportunity to explore other parts of Waverley if you cannot exercise at home. Escape the well-trodden paths and discover new jogging and walking routes on your daily workout. Here we've listed our top 5 favourite gems in Waverley to get you started!

""  A message from the Mayor
Thu, 09 Apr 2020

On behalf of everyone at Waverley Council, I would like to wish our community a safe and happy Easter and Passover. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we’ll be spending these holidays, so it’s important that we continue to maintain our community connections during these challenging times.

""  Development application assessment during COVID-19
Thu, 09 Apr 2020

News item: It is business as usual for the Waverley Council DA team who is continuing to assess and determine applications during the pandemic.

""  South Bronte Amenities and Community Centre works
Thu, 09 Apr 2020

Media release: The building will be closed for three weeks while works are carried out.